The Cullasaja River is a very short, yet enchanting River. Lake Sequoyah is a man-made lake near Highlands, in the far southwest corner of N.C., near the Georgia border. The lake, is fed by numerous smaller streams. They all leave Lake Sequoyah over a dam near U.S. 64, as the Cullasaja River. It wastes no time finding its way into the Cullasaja Gorge, where U.S. 64 tightly twists and turns its way along side it for 7.5 miles. As it levels out and leaves the gorge, it empties into the Little Tennessee River in Franklin, NC. This river begins and ends all in one NC county. Make no mistake, this short river makes a statement!
I have been sidelined for a few weeks now. My beloved Accord, or the “Waterfallmobile” began crying for help. It seems this spring and summer have been hard on it. Lots of falls, many a trail this ride has delivered me to, never with a complaint. Not even the steep winding dirt roads, that some of my state’s more elusive attractions require navigating to could slow it down. But… the day came when it said …..enough!! It seems my travels prematurely wore the tires down and they needed replacing, immediately. Unfortunately my car requires a size that is rather costly! Read more